Book Title: Grimnirs
Series: A Runes Novel
Author: Ednah Walters
Release Date: December 2nd 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Firetrail Publishing
Presented by: As You Wish Tours
Banner Made by: Jamie Turner-Norton
One lost love.One lost best friend.One hot soul reaper.Straight out of the psyche ward, Cora just wants her life to be normal. She doesn’t want to see souls or the reapers collecting them. The love of her life, the guy she’s loved from a distance for years, has moved away without saying goodbye. So yes, she’s nursing a serious heartbreak. It’s no wonder love is the last thing on her mind when Echo storms into her life.The chemistry between them is mind-blowing. The connection defies logic. It doesn’t help that Echo is the poster boy for everything she hates in a guy—hot, beautiful, and cocky. A general pain-in-the-butt. Being around him makes her feel more alive than she’s ever felt before. But more important, the souls leave her alone when he is around.Echo is perfect for her. Echo might even be her soul-mate. There is only one problem. Echo is a freaking soul reaper. A Grimnir. The very beings she wants out of her life. Maybe normal is overrated because Cora wants it all. Answers. Love. A life. You see, once you fall for a Grimnir, your life will never be the same again.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Grimnirs is the bridge between book two and three in the Runes series. This novella is by far the best story in the series. Sexy, addictive, emotional and entertaining this story is exactly what you were expecting and more.
This is Cora's story. She is now the leading lady and not only Raine's BFF. She takes the reins of her life to submerge in a dangerous ride with a sexy dark soul reaper (or as he corrects her every time, a Grimnir). Getting back to her old life after a visit to the psychiatric ward turns out to be a crazy experience because something strange happened while she was gone. And Echo's appearance only makes it crazier.
It's a fast story with great characters. Cora's personality takes a deeper level and we discover new sides of her. She becomes a tridimensional person with a cheerful, funny, sarcastic and loving personality. Echo is the perfect partner for her, a cocky and hot grimnir that presents the Valkyrie world to her.
The story has two moments, a first one where everything is chaotic and Cora doesn't understand anything around her. Then, when she gets an explanation from Raine and the others the story picks up speed.
The novella has the excellent and modern language that Ednah uses in most of her books, using daily technology and pop culture to create a real and complete world.
Unlike the other two books this one has a higher temperature. There is a huge dose of sexual tension and the sparkles fly at all times. Cora and Echo share a mature and sexy relationship with all the drama we love in Ednah's books.
Another good thing about this installment is that we get to see where the other characters are standing. We read about Raine, Eirik and my favorite, Torin.
Overall, this is an excellent paranormal YA novella and a MUST for Runes fans.
EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and dreaming of one day writing her own stories. She is a stay-at-home mother of five humans and two American short-hair cats (one of which has ADHD) and a husband. When she is not writing, she’s at the gym doing Zumba or doing things with her family, reading, traveling or online chatting with fans.
Ednah is the author of The Guardian Legacy series, a YA fantasy series about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released by Pill Hill Press in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012 and HUNTED, the third installment, was released April 2013. She’s currently working on the next book in the series, FORGOTTEN. Visit her at www.ednahwalters.com.
Ednah also writes YA paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series. IMMORTALS is book 2. She is presently working on book 3, GRIMNIRS [Book 2.5] was released in December 2013. Read more about this series and the world she's created here www.runestheseries.com.
Under the pseudonym E. B. Walters, Ednah writes contemporary romance. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense, was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Since then she has published five more books in this series. She's presently working on book seven. You can visit her online at or www.ebwalters.com.